Kawasaki KLX230R – $4,399
The all-new 2020 Kawasaki KLX230R slides in as a great option for anyone looking for a full-size dirtbike with approachability in terms of power delivery and maintenance. The new KLX230R uses a brand new 233cc SOHC air-cooled Single-cylinder engine that features fuel-injection (a first on this list) and is stirred to life with the push of a button. The KLX230R delivers a comfortable and relaxed ride so new riders can focus on the fundamentals of learning to ride off-road. On the spec sheet, the 36.2-inch seat height can sound intimidating, though the shock settles a fair bit when the bike is mounted. You also receive a respectable 11.8 inches of ground clearance with nearly 10 inches of suspension travel at both ends. Operating the six-speed manual transmission is nearly effortless with light clutch pull and slick gear actuation. What’s more, is that once the rider gains experience, this a dirtbike you can grow with that you won’t tire of quickly. A great new option added to a pool of fantastic beginner bikes for those looking to get started off-road.
For more information on the Kawasaki KLX230R, visit www.kawasaki.com.